Dialysis services expanding in lakecity
Interior Health, in partnership with the BC Renal Agency, is pleased to announce that the Williams Lake Community Dialysis Unit has expanded to meet anticipated future need among Cariboo residents requiring hemodialysis.
The community dialysis unit, located on the first floor of Cariboo Memorial Hospital, recently added a sixth dialysis station, providing enhanced patient access to this lifesaving measure for those whose renal needs can be met in a community dialysis setting.
“Hemodialysis saves lives – it’s that simple. I am thrilled that patients in the Cariboo region now have even more access to this service, and as close to home as possible,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “This is going to make a tremendous difference in the lives of future patients who need hemodialysis.”
Funded by the BC Renal Agency and operated by Interior Health, the Williams Lake Community Dialysis Unit incorporates an involved care, patient self-management model. By focusing on education, the care providers work to empower patients to become as independent as they are able to be. Patients are encouraged to set their own goals, learn new skills and gain more control over their health.
Angela White, St. Paul's Hospital Volunteer